's basically open game for them to go and attempt to kidnap and bring him back to brazil. that's a big concern of mine. i wouldn't put anything past them. >> reporter: both the grandparents' u.s. and brazil attorneys suggest it's absurd they would try to kidnap sean. but they were so angry about not seeing him, they filed a request for immediate visitation. saying it didn't qualify as an emergency, they denied their request and set a hearing for a later date. silvana complained to the media that sean's human rights were being violated. things had become ugly all over again. >> the brazilian court was misled. >> reporter: sergio their attorney says sean would never have been sent home in the first place if the courts knew this was how things would play out. >> they took for granted the relationship with the brazilian family would remain intact. >> reporter: she said at times she wasn't sure that sean was still alive. >> silvana had great concern whether he was alive or not. she has reason to be concerned. no contact. no phone contact. no personal contact. no skype contact was allowed with sean.